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Massachusetts State Police Deny Reported Traffic Ticket Quota System From Disbanded Troop E

Dozens of former Troopers from the now-disbanded Troop E have been charged in an ongoing overtime abuse investigation

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    8th Trooper Charged in Mass. State Police OT Scandal

    An eighth Massachusetts State Police trooper was charged Wednesday in the department's ongoing overtime abuse scandal.

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018)

    Massachusetts State Police deny the troop involved in an ongoing overtime abuse investigation established a quota for issuing tickets to drivers.

    The Boston Globe reports troopers in the disbanded Troop E were expected to issue a minimum of eight tickets during their shifts. Troopers who failed to meet the quota reportedly were denied opportunities to work overtime.

    In a statement to NBC10 Boston on Tuesday, state police said the department does not condone a quota system.

    "While the department does not comment on ongoing legal proceedings, the department has no policy or operating procedures that establish quotas, and does not endorse a quota system," the statement said.

    Allegations of the quota came to light following a sentencing memo for Eric Chin, who pleaded guilty in connection with the ongoing scandal and was terminated from the department in December 2018.

    Dozens of former troopers from Troop E were charged for fraud and embezzlement for being paid for overtime shifts they did not work or from which they left early.

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